Say it with…Background Stamps

Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps, Challenges | 13 comments

Hi all,

The challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps this week is to use background stamps. Hope you can join in the fun and we look forward to seeing where your imagination takes you!

I used BBD#7 to create a colourful stripy background. The buttons were a lovely gift from my fellow DT Jess. I wanted the sentiment to be a little bolder – so I stamped it once and then stamped it again a fraction to the side, then filled the gaps in with a black felt pen.

I am entering this into the current Jay Gee Nook’s Challenge #16 where the inspiration was this photo. I was drawn to the colours and the buttons!


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#7 stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Fanciful Flowers stamp set
Ink: Versacolor ink – Camellia, Turquoise, Bamboo, Cyan, Orange, Yellow
Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white card
Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm Natural Hemp twine, foam dimensionals,Β  Glossy Accents (to adhere buttons), American Crafts buttons, black felt pen

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT have created. The Belles’ links are on my side bar.

Thanks for visiting.


About our challenges:
– We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
– Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge.
– Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $10.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).
How To Play Along:
– Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
– Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
– Please don’t link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge. All projects submitted must be new.
– A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.
– You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
– We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps and embellishments, but you can play along without using them, it’s all about sharing ideas πŸ™‚


  1. This is just incredible Marion! Love the bright colors!

  2. Fabulous card Marion! It is amazing how splitting that panel just a little adds so much more to the card. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee’s πŸ™‚

  3. I really LOVE your choice of stamp set and bright multi coloured design… great minds do really think alike! This card is gorgeous Marion, those buttons are the perfect addition!

  4. Beautiful design work and card.

  5. Love the colours in your card Marion and how you’ve used the background stamp! Beautiful!!

  6. So funny! I was just over to Therese’s blog and saw how you both made similar cards without knowing. I agree with Therese the buttons are a great addition!

  7. Ooooo! What a stunning card, Marion! The bright colors are so cheerful and the buttons are great! Your idea of stamping next to the sentiment and filling it in is a great idea!

  8. This little set got a good workout this week!!!! Love your bright CAS card Marion and those buttons are the perfect way to finish.

  9. So funny how the three of us did something kinda similar this week!! Mine is much less colorful of course πŸ™‚ love the buttons btw – hehe!

    Oh and have to say that double stamping for the sentiment worked so well! Gotta try that one πŸ™‚

  10. LOVEeverything about this card Marion! Thanks so much for paying along with us this month … Ange

  11. Marion, I love your all cards!!

  12. Love the bright,cheery stripes and sweet buttons. And such a simple but cool effect with the sentiment.

  13. no that is what I call precision stamping Marion!! the gaps between the stamps are so perfect, another CAS totally amazing card!

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